Hoyer: Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Wastes Time, Taxpayer Money

For Immediate Release:

July 24, 2014

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing House Republicans' lawsuit against President Obama:

“Today, while millions of Americans are waiting for Congress to take action to create jobs, raise the minimum wage, fix our broken immigration system, address the humanitarian crisis at the border, and restore emergency unemployment insurance, the House’s Republican Majority chose to waste taxpayers’ time and money on a frivolous, politically motivated lawsuit against the President.  At a time when our nation is facing serious challenges that require Congress to act, it is irresponsible to focus on partisan gimmickry at the expense of making real progress.  The American people will surely recognize this lawsuit for what it is:  another attempt by House Republicans to shirk their responsibility to govern at a time when our nation can ill afford it.  I hope the Republican Majority will abandon this partisan maneuver and instead work with Democrats who are ready to tackle the pressing challenges facing our country.”  

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